A German regional court confirmed that the attempt by three men to burn down a synagogue was justified dissent against Israel reports Jerusalem Post, and not anti-Semitism.
It’s Okay to Torch a German Synagogue
The statement by Judge Pinnel said that three German Palestinians sought to torch the Wuppertal synagogue with Molotov cocktails in July, 2014. The local Wuppertal court panel said in its 2015 decision that the three men wanted to draw “attention to the Gaza conflict” with Israel. The court deemed the attack not to be motivated by antisemitism.
The guilty parties were angered by the 2014 initiative by Israel to stop Gaza terrorists from lobbing bombs into Israel several times a day. As an aside, Gazan terrorists are still lobbing bombs into Israel on a daily basis.
The court sentenced the three men – the 31-year-old Mohamad E., the 26 year-old Ismail A. and the 20-year-old Mohammad A.—to suspended sentences.
There wasn’t much damage because a 13-year old saw the fire and called it in. In a sad irony, the original synagogue in Wuppertal was burned by Germans during the Kristallnacht pogroms in 1938.
A week later, a vandal spray painted “Free Palestine” on the synagogue.
Jews in Germany aren’t Israelis. This crime was anti-Semitism, clearly, not a protest.
As a side note, an Arab Palestine never existed. Palestine includes both modern day Israel and Jordan. Both Arab and Jewish residents of this area were referred to as “Palestinians”. It was only after the Jews re-inhabited their historic homeland of Judea and Samaria, that the myth of an Arab Palestinian nation was created and marketed worldwide.